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Sneak Peak: All Eyes on the Evergreen Line

Sneak Peak: All Eyes on the Evergreen Line

Are you curious about how things are progressing on the Evergreen Line? Do you wish you could see what happens behind the scenes as construction unfolds? Well then, today is your lucky day! Starting today, you can watch Evergreen Line construction progress online thanks to the launch of two new BC ConstructionCams in Port Moody. The first camera will be located at the north tunnel portal area near Barnet Highway and View Street, where the tunnel-boring machine will be...

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CVSE Commercial Safety Roadcheck 2013

We call it a blitz. But instead of targeting the quarterback, we hone in on commercial vehicle infractions in an effort to keep truckers running safe and smooth. Our latest inspection blitz happened over three days on Highway 1 just west of Hope June 4-6. The ministry’s Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) squad teamed up with RCMP, WorksafeBC, Delta Police, New Westminster Police, Abbotsford Police, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations....

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Bridging the Week: Malahat, Ports and Your Feedback

Bridging the Week: Malahat, Ports and Your Feedback

How was your week? Ours was busy. Lots of information to share with you this week including: updates on the Malahat, Northern Region road improvement projects, Coastal Ferries and George Massey Tunnel Consultation Summaries, announcements in the Port of Prince Rupert and let’s not forget daylight savings. Malahat Safety Upgrades on the Final Stretch The final portion of work that will complete the government of B.C.’s commitment for new median barrier and other safety improvements on the Malahat is...

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Bridging the Week: Recipe for Successful Transportation

Bridging the Week: Recipe for Successful Transportation

A quick review of transportation news around the province this week, gives us a pinch of this and a handful of that. When you combine it all, we think you get a recipe for successful transportation moves, no matter where you are. Decrease in assaults a step in the right direction We were happy to hear that assaults on transit operators reach seven-year low in 2012 in an announcement this week by Translink. Since 2006, pro-active steps have been...

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Keeping it Local – Community Input Leads to Lines and Signs

Lines and signs have been popping up on B.C. highways recently, as a result of local organizations and people who see ways to enhance safety in their communities. Community leaders, including local governments, school districts, community groups, First Nations, RCMP, MLAs and individuals, regularly bring their ideas to folks at the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s district offices. Their requests over the last year have resulted in about 30 new improvements designed to clearly communicate the rules (and borders)...

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The Sound of Pedestrian Safety: Audible Signals and Beyond

Chirp-chirp. Cuckoo. You’ve likely heard these sounds while crossing certain intersections in British Columbia. Audible signals, which tell visually-impaired pedestrians when it’s safe to cross a road controlled by traffic lights, are helping set the tone for the province’s routine soundtrack. Watch this video to get a better idea of how audible signals announce pedestrian right-of-ways: Port Alberni received these important enhancements in September. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure worked with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind...

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Bridging the Week: How did transportation improvements affect your life this year?

Here, there and everywhere. No matter where you looked this year, the tell tale signs of change and construction were visible. Digging, flagging, paving, building, expanding and consulting were all on the agenda for transportation this year. And to top it off, we just released our new aviation strategy, helping guide our continued growth into the New Year and even further down the runway. If this week was supposed to bring the end of world, it sure didn’t show...

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Bridging the Week: A Time for Reflection

As the year begins to wind down our minds and hearts turn inward. The holiday season is often a time of reflection. And so, this week, we are not just looking back over the last seven days, we are casting our glance back over the last twelve months. The public consultation and engagement in-person meetings have ended but there’s still time to reflect on the future of coastal ferry services in B.C. Residents have until Friday, Dec. 21 to...

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